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Accident on Sunshine Skyway causing major traffic headache coming into Manatee County

What to do if you’ve been in a car accident

Be prepared when you hit the road. Here are some quick tips on what to do if you are in a car accident.
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Be prepared when you hit the road. Here are some quick tips on what to do if you are in a car accident.

Commuters driving across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge into Manatee County on Friday afternoon are encountering lengthy delays because of a multi-vehicle accident.

According to Florida Highway Patrol, the two southbound lanes were closed around 11:40 a.m. at mile marker 9 because of a crash involving roofing debris that caused nails and shingles to spill onto the roadway.

Just after 1 p.m., officials started to allow traffic to move past the accident scene on the shoulder, but both lanes remained closed.

Shortly before 5 p.m., all lanes were reopened and traffic slowly started to get back to normal.

Stay with Bradenton.com for updates.

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